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December 29, 2014

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El Día de los Reyes es una gran tradición para las familias hispanas

(NewsUSA) - Santa quizás este desempolvando sus botas para la nieve y preparándose para la entrega de regalos en Navidad pero los niños hispanos saben que la celebración no termina allí. Ellos esperaran otra visita y otra ronda de regalos después de Navidad, durante la celebración de El Día de los Reyes (Kings Day). El Día de los Tres Reyes, celebrado el 6 de enero, también conocido como La Fiesta de la Epifanía del Señor, para las familias hispanas es un momento muy especial del año. La fecha marca la culminación de los doce días de Navidad y conmemora a los tres reyes magos que viajaron desde lejos, llevándole regalos al niño Jesús.

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Tuesday 12/23/2014
Diabetes and holidays can go together better than chocolate and peanut butter
Updated: December 28, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - The holidays are almost here, and with them comes plenty of feasting and merriment. Enjoying the season is important, but if you have a family member with diabetes, it’s also very important to maintain a healthy routine for managing the condition.

Monday 12/22/2014
Lack of flu preparedness: What you need to know to protect your family
Updated: December 28, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - In the middle of winter, snowstorms and severe weather might be top of mind, but when was the last time you thought about the flu? Are you one of the many individuals who don’t think the flu is serious until you experience it firsthand?

Saturday 12/20/2014
5 financial fitness habits to begin in the new year
Updated: December 27, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - While many people focus on personal health goals in the new year, the beginning of the year is also a great time to check your financial fitness. So how can you whip your finances into shape?

Friday 12/19/2014
Uncorking the Top Wine Trends of 2014 [Infographic]
Posted: December 19, 2014

(BPT) - Will you be serving wine at your holiday gatherings this year? E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family-owned winery, recently commissioned its inaugural Gallo Consumer Wine Trends Survey to identify the top trends of 2014. The survey explored everything from serving styles to wine on social media, food pairings and beyond. To see where you stack up among other American wine drinkers, visit www.GalloWineTrends.com for additional survey findings.

Can't keep a resolution? Outside support can help
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Holiday celebrations are a traditional way to cap off the year, but once the ball drops it’s time to usher in a new beginning with New Year’s resolutions.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Simple tips for stylish holiday hosting
Posted: December 18, 2014

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The real reason we entertain
Updated: December 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The holidays are here and parties are in full swing. At this time of year, there can be a lot of pressure to throw memorable parties that will keep people talking into the new year. Many people forget that the real cheer in holiday entertaining is spending time with family and friends.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
5 ways to make any purchase a smart purchase
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You work hard for your money and the last thing you want to do is waste it by buying the wrong product or investing in something of poor quality. So how do you know which product is the best? There is no definitive answer, of course, and marketing campaigns can be misleading. If you adhere to the steps below, however, you’ll find you’ll be generally happy with your purchases in the long run.

Last-minute fitness gifts can keep giving all year long
Updated: December 24, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - A good gift keeps on giving long after you’ve recycled the wrapping paper and put away the decorations. A great gift keeps giving in ways that change people’s lives for the better. This holiday season, give the people you love something that will contribute to their lives day after day, month after month. Instead of fruitcake, give the gift of fitness. It lasts even longer, and makes people much happier. Here are three gift ideas that will support health and wellness all year long.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Popping the Question Over the Holidays? What Every Guy Should Know
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Congratulations, guys, on being so in love that you can save yourself at least one big headache this holiday season.

5 steps to safer Champagne celebrations
Posted: December 16, 2014

(BPT) - New year’s celebrations and Champagne go together like Times Square and sparkle. Yet for all its ability to elevate a celebration, opening bubbly is not without risks. A Champagne cork can fly up to 50 mph as it leaves the bottle – fast enough to shatter glass. If the cork hits an eye, it can cause bleeding, abrasions and even glaucoma. Follow these five tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to prevent a serious eye injury when opening your bubbly:

Friday 12/12/2014
6 holiday hacks for real moms
Posted: December 12, 2014

(BPT) - Everyone wants to throw the party friends rave about well into the new year. But busy folks just don’t have time to weave their own pine bough wreaths or turn paperbacks overflowing on the coffee table into an artfully arranged “tree” complete with a star and twinkling lights. You need ideas and you need them fast – and easy. You need holiday hacks for real moms! Here are six:

7 holiday shopping security tips for staying safe online
Updated: December 13, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - From Target to Home Depot to eBay, hundreds of millions of Americans had their personal data stolen in the last year, and most shoppers aren’t confident they will be safer any time soon. In fact, 55 percent of Americans worry their Social Security numbers will be stolen in the next year, according to a recent survey from data security company PKWARE. This holiday season, there’s never been a better time to know how to stay safe when shopping online.

Thursday 12/11/2014
Gifts That Wow, and What They Say About You
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Wow.

Freshen up your home with 5 colors for the new year
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - While you're making resolutions and setting goals for the new year, consider adding updating the look of your home to your list. If your walls are looking a little dated, follow these five color suggestions to give your space a renewed look.

Holiday home safety checklist
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The holidays are a wonderful time of the year when everyone spends a little less time focusing on their day-to-day lives and a little more time on family and friends. If you’re hosting at your home this year, you’re probably already preparing your decorations and your menu for the duration of their stay.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
5 tips for an easy, yet impressive cookie swap
Posted: December 09, 2014

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Making holidays special by celebrating unsung heroes
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The holidays are about the home and celebrating time with friends and family. It’s a time to cherish the warmth, comfort and company of being around those we love most. For some, however, work keeps them away from the ones they love.

Make every guest feel home for the holidays in your house [Infographic]
Posted: December 09, 2014

(BPT) - Are you among the 60 percent of Americans who say they’ll host guests in their home this holiday season? The holidays are a wonderful time to visit with loved ones, but all those extra people in the house can cause stress. Stress-free hosting starts with the right tools that can help ensure your guests’ visits are as comfortable as possible. Some simple tips can help you create an inviting, well-prepared home so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy most. To learn more about how new appliances can save you energy, time and money throughout the holiday season and all year long, visit www.lg.com/us/appliances.

5 essential winter home safety checks
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Home fires, carbon monoxide poisonings and home break-ins tend to increase during the winter months. If you’re aware of the increase in dangers to your home during the cold-weather season, you have the power to take precautions. Now is the perfect time for you and your family to review a few essential home safety checks.

Monday 12/08/2014
Hidden holiday hazard? Don't let foot pain dampen holiday spirits
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Americans spend just shy of 274 hours a year on shopping – or 45 minutes per day – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey. It’s probably safe to say a good chunk of that time occurs during the holiday season. While much shopping takes place online, many people still head to stores, and those folks will be logging a lot of hours on their feet.

Friday 12/05/2014
How to enjoy your holiday without the stress
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - It’s ironic that a time traditionally associated with good cheer and merriment can turn into a virtual nervous breakdown for so many people. High expectations paint the holidays as a time of fun and joy, and when people don’t feel this way they then feel even worse because they somehow aren’t living up to an idyllic portrait of the season.

How a proper winter skincare regimen can help you save face this season
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The fall-to-winter transition brings harsher climates with drops in temperature and punishing winds across the country. Clothing and accessories will help protect most parts of your body but your face will almost always remain exposed, which can lead to skin damage if it’s not properly cared for.

5 ways to show your kids how to give back this holiday season and year round
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Any time is a great time for families to talk to their children about giving back and helping those who are less fortunate. Whether you're celebrating a holiday, special occasion, or still haven’t figured out your 2015 resolution, make giving back part of the conversation - from making financial donations to volunteering time and energy, giving can be easy and enjoyable.

Thursday 12/04/2014
Finding big-ticket bargains during the holiday season
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Bargain hunting is practically a sport, especially during the holiday shopping season. Deloitte‘s 2014 annual holiday survey predicts the average American will drop nearly $1,300 this holiday season. With that level of spending in mind, planning to save real money elsewhere is crucial to managing a household’s bottom line.

Don't let new year's fervor fizzle: 6 ways to achieve meaningful change
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Every year, many Americans resolve to change or improve something in their lives in the coming months. Too often, their January fervor to take control fizzles by February. But a new approach to managing resolutions could make 2015 the year you achieve meaningful, lasting change.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Consejos para agregarle un poco de glamour a tu mesa de cena para las fiestas
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Si serás el anfitrión de una reunión por las fiestas, es sencillo hacerlas especialmente memorables con una mesa que sea tan festiva y atractiva como la comida que sirvas en ella. Claro, prefieres disfrutar de la compañía de tu familia y amigos antes que estar pulimento plata; y puedes crear una mesa destellante rápida y fácilmente con las herramientas y los conocimientos adecuados:

The Most Dangerous Time of the Year? Safety Tips for the Holidays
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - The holidays are here, and while you're admiring all of the beautiful presents wrapped and sitting under your tree, or getting excited about travel plans, it's also the perfect time for burglars and muggers to steal some seasonal cheer. (Remember the movie Home Alone?) It's enough to cast a Scrooge-like pall over what is traditionally "the most wonderful time of the year."

Last-minute shopping tips to check everyone off your holiday list
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The days are flying quickly past, and the holiday season will be over before you know it. If you haven’t completed – or even started – your holiday gift shopping yet, don’t worry; there’s still plenty of time to get everything accomplished.

Expert tips to protect your heart this winter
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Heart disease and stroke remain the two top killers of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. Some research shows that heart-related deaths increase by 5 percent during the holidays, no matter where you live, and more cardiac deaths occur on Christmas and New Year's day than on any other days of the year, according to a study by the University of California, San Diego and Tufts University School of Medicine published in the journal Circulation.

3 tips to create and stick to your financial goals this season
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Holiday sales are expected to reach more than $600 billion this year, an increase from 2013 according to the National Retail Federation. For the average household, that equates to spending $804 on gifts - up 5 percent from last year. And rest assured retailers will be pulling out all the stops to get you to spend more than you initially planned. That is why it’s easy to get carried away with the spirit of the season and overspend. But before you let Scrooge-like tendencies get the best of you, here are three tips to stress-free holiday spending.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
How to Boost Your Cell Phone's Signal for Safer Winter Travel
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - It's the bane of every cell phone user -- conversations that become garbled and calls that drop. These "dead zones," usually happen while you're on the road, and can be frustrating at best, while making you feel exposed and defenseless at worst. However, they also present a critical safety issue when driving during the winter.

Monday 12/01/2014
Remember, Christmas is meant to be fun! Make it special for your kids
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - How do you keep the magic of Christmas alive during the mad rush of the holidays? The trick to nurturing the sense of wonderment that is such a delight to watch in children, is simply to let kids be kids. Encourage imaginations to soar with a few special holiday traditions that allow them to truly believe in all the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus. Even though it’s busy, you will be glad you cherished this time of innocent enchantment while it lasted.

6 tips for managing your year-end tax planning
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - The end of 2014 is shaping up to be relatively quiet compared to the challenges of recent years - such as the fiscal cliff. After this year’s mid-term elections a lame duck Congress needs to fund the operations of the federal government, so it is possible new tax law changes could affect current income tax and financial planning. For the time being, though, the current laws provide the guidelines of how taxpayers need to plan.  

5 New Year's resolutions too simple to overlook
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - If you make New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. About half of Americans make special goals for each new year, according to University of Scranton research. Unfortunately, you’re also not alone if you break them, as only 8 percent of people are successful in achieving their resolution. Why do so many people fail, and furthermore, what’s the secret to success?

Friday 11/28/2014
6 timely tips to keep kids safe this holiday season
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The holiday season is upon us, and as you prepare to enjoy all the wonderful things associated with this time of year, don’t forget to keep child safety top of mind so the entire family has a jolly holiday.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Most popular holiday spending trends revealed [Infographic]
Posted: November 26, 2014

(BPT) - American adults plan to spend more money during December sales than on Black Friday Deals or shopping on Cyber Monday and Free Shipping Day, a new national Holiday Spending survey from FatWallet.com found. The infographic below reveals how consumers are planning to spend money this holiday season, what they are most likely to purchase and whether they will spend more, the same or less on items they need for holiday activities. Visit FatWallet.com to compare and shop for all the top holiday deals, find coupons and get cash back from more than 1,700 retailers.

10 reasons you should add life insurance to your Christmas list
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You can't drive it around the block. You can't wear it for an evening out. You can't watch anything on it. And chances are it won’t elicit squeals of delight when opened. But of the many gifts you can give, life insurance might make the biggest difference to those you love.

Create a happy homemade holiday
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - One of the best ways to kick off the holiday season is to decorate. And while it’s easy to load your cart with beautiful decor from your favorite store, Christmas is more personal when decorations are homemade.

Parents: 3 holiday tech gifts that can help your kids in the classroom
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Toys and games are sure to be on kids’ gift lists this holiday season. Many parents will hope to mix in something practical with all the fun, aiming to give a gift that can help children of any age do their best in school. With technology in common use in classrooms across the country, many parents will shop for laptops, notebooks or other devices that can help facilitate learning.

How to handle grief during the holidays
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The holidays are meant to be a joyous time. But for someone dealing with grief, celebrations can be extremely difficult. If you are grieving over a recent loss, or one that happened years ago, experts say there are things you can do to make facing the demands and the expectations of the holidays a little easier.

Business-boosting tips to help small businesses maximize holiday sales
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again.

Home safety tips for a safe and happy winter season
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Freezing temperatures and snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
How to keep your information safe this holiday season
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and for a lot of us, that means holiday shopping. But how careful are you when you’re entering personal information online to purchase gifts for your loved ones?

Easily impress with delicious, seasonally inspired flavors this holiday
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The holidays are here and that means it’s the season for parties, events and get-togethers. Put your best dish forward with seasonally inspired recipes guaranteed to tempt your guests’ taste buds.

Turn your backyard into a winter wonderland for wild birds with simple, smart, timely tips
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - You may think warm weather is prime-time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird-feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most – and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and non-migratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!

Bad winter forecast calls for safer, more efficient snow removal options
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The weather outside is going to be frightful with projected colder-than-average temperatures and heavy snowfall again this winter season. That’s the bad news. The good news is that, thanks to newer technologies and product designs, you might not need to be outside in the cold shoveling or blowing all that snow. You could actually remain in the safety and comfort of your vehicle and plow your own driveway.

Monday 11/24/2014
How health care will affect your taxes: 6 tips you need to know
Updated: December 01, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The Affordable Care Act has changed the health care insurance landscape since last year, and for the first time, health care and your taxes are now directly related. Millions of Americans will have to start making decisions about health care insurance now to be able to save more of their hard-earned money come tax time. The good news is that people have more options than ever for affordable health insurance and now is the time to find out what works best for you and your family.

Thursday 11/20/2014
6 'Friendsgiving' tips that won't leave you stuffed
Posted: November 20, 2014

(BPT) - If your family is far away, going home for the holidays isn’t always possible around Thanksgiving. Hectic work schedules and the high cost and hassle of traveling can make it difficult for everyone you love to be in the same place at the same time.

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